Stanley Richard Medsker

stanley medsker

Stanley Richard Medsker

Stan Medsker came into this life on earth June 2, 1931, in Dodge City, Kansas, the first child of Hollis and Dorothy Medsker.  At 83 years of age he went to his Lord on Tuesday, August 12, passing peacefully at The Denver Hospice.  As with everything he did in life, he dealt with his challenges including Parkinsons Disease with dignity, love and unselfish concern for his wife Aldah and his children.  He will be greatly missed by us and by all who knew and loved him. 

Stan's education began at Lowell Elementary School and Englewood High School.  He took education seriously.  After two years at Denver University, he entered the U.S. Army and learned X-Ray technology while serving.  Returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder, he worked in the university medical center while completing his degree in chemistry and zoology.  Meeting Aldah, a freshman, was the stimulus to enter law school.  Armed with an LLB/now JD degree, he became the General Counsel for Frontier Refining Company in Denver.  His encouragement to Aldah to continue her education while the family was growing resulted in a move back to Boulder and a commute for him to work in Denver until she received her degree.  Stan was a conscientious and gifted lawyer and fair-minded businessman-always, he said, "seeing the castle on the hillside."

More recently in Stan's career, he was a co-founder of Stop'n Save Convenience Stores of Colorado along with Andy Smith of Evergreen and Larry Feather of Grand Junction.  He loved bicycle riding, skiing, living in Denver, Vail, and Hawaii; but most of all he loved his family.  He felt blessed to have had the chance to see much of the world.  Stan is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Aldah, and children Kathy (Andy) Schoenfeld, Scott (Tammy), Kimberly, and Cindy (Kent) Frieling.  His care of and impact on his eight grandchildren is truly apparent: Allison (Paul) Grigel, Stephen Schoenfeld, Michael, Jessica, Luke, Casey (Nace) Huff, Ryan Frieling and Skyler Frieling.  Three great grandchildren were able to know Grandaddy: Lydia, Nora, and Atticus Schoenfeld.  He will be missed by his sister Barbara (Bob) Weist; and brothers Bob (Suzie) Medsker and Don Medsker. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2:00 p.m., at Wellshire Event Center, 3333 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80222.  Friends and family are welcome.  Donations may be made to Denver Hospice for whom we are eternally grateful.  


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  1. Stan was a wonderful friend and mentor to us and the  entire Medsker Family were all part of our lives in Vail during the 1970's. Bob designed our house on Booth Falls Rd. just down the street and Stan  & Aldah and the Girls were  also a significant part of our Children's lives.  Our love and blessings to you all and Stan's memory will live within us.  Carl & Gwen Oppenheim

  2. My daughter Linda Wheeler informed me of the passing of your loved one.  I am truly sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.  We met when Kathy and Linda graduated from Colorado Mountain College.  

    Marianne Wheeler

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that you will keep in your hearts forever.

  4. Dearest Aldah, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiy now. We shared a wonderful past and I enjoyed visiting with you and Stan in Englewood.  Blessing to you now. Kathleen

  5. My condolences to all of the Medsker family.  Our parents were long time friends and colleagues at the Englewood Herald.  All my best to the Medskers,  Barry Johnson

  6. Aldah:
    HI, I was thinking about you guys when I got into our skiing trip photos.
    So sorry about Stan. I think often about our glory days back in the day.
    Would love to hear from you .

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